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Frequently Asked Questions

In which division should my child play this season?
What should my child bring to practice?
What are the guidelines for Parents?
How can I volunteer?
What are the field addresses?
How do I find out if games or any other events are postponed or cancelled?
Why does Little League have geographic boundaries?
If my child's uniform does not fit, who should I call?

Division Ages

 

Instructional All Players ages 4 and 5
Single A Players Age 6
AA/Minors Players ages 7 and 8
AAA/Jr. Majors Players ages 9 through 11
Majors Players ages 10 through 12

 

What should my child bring to practice?

Baseball is a simple game and the only thing your child needs to play and practice is a with a baseball glove and a filled water bottle or sports drink. Bats, helmets and balls are all provided by the league. Please have your child dress appropriately for practice in baseball or sweat pants, no tank tops please. Cleated shoes are recommended as the fields can sometimes get sloppy. Four helmets are supplied by the league but it's optional for the player to purchase his own helmet for sanitary and sizing reasons. A protective athletic cup and supporter is mandatory for all players who wish to play catcher. Anyone not wearing a protective cup cannot play.

What are the guidelines for Parents?

In competition someone always loses. If you win, do it gracefully, not boastfully. If you lose do not allow your child to become negative or blame himself or others. Too much competition, too soon, can slow down a child's progress in skill development. Make fun and technique development your first priority. Your child's coach will need all the support and help that you can offer. Please make your self available and volunteer all the time you can spare. Support your coach and work with them.

Disagreements with the coach and officials do not belong on the field. Questions, input and positive suggestions should be voiced to the coach and or league in an adult atmosphere. Youth players should not be present during these types of discussions. The overall purpose is to teach the game, enjoy the game and share the experience with your child. Here are our guidelines for SNLL parents:

  1. Provide transportation to and from practices and games.
  2. Respect your coach's time: be punctual in arrival and pick-up of your child.
  3. When possible, stay and watch practices and games and lend the players your support in a positive manner. Do not point out mistakes: leave that up to the coach. Support their efforts as well as accomplishments.
  4. Do not cheer for any player to fail.
  5. If unable to attend the practice or game, teach your child not to leave or talk with strangers.
  6. Ensure your child brings his/her equipment to games and practices. Mark all equipment and clothing with a pen or permanent marker with name and phone number.
  7. Throw the ball around with your child. --Nothing we do can replace your involvement.
  8. Besides the memories will last a lifetime.
  9. Avoid material rewards. Build an attitude of the rewards lie in the fun of being able to play.
  10. Be Positive. Never criticize. Suggest an alternate way if they are not performing correctly.
  11. Allow your child to be a child!
  12. The parent peer group is responsible for exhibiting positive behavior during games.
  13. Parents should discourage negative remarks from anyone, particularly when directed at officials and players. Young officials deserve the same positive parental support given to the team players.

How can I volunteer?

To volunteer, please complete the volunteer form in the documents area of web site and forward to playeragent@stamfordnorthll.com

Little League Baseball is an organization designed to build good citizens. It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders. At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly.

Stamford North Little League is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children.

Anyone can apply to become a coach and volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them! Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more. Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.

All parents of children involved in Little League are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.

What are the field addresses?

Chestnut Hill Park - (Off of Long Ridge Rd)
Located on Chestnut Hill Rd.
Stamford, CT 06903

Dorothy Heroy Recreation Area Park - (Off of High Ridge Rd)
Located at the End of Riding Stable Trail
Stamford, CT 06903

 

Northeast Elementary School
82 Scofield Town Rd
Stamford, CT 06903

 

Roxbury Elementary School
751 Westhill Rd.
Stamford, CT 06902

 

Scofield Magnet School
641 Scofield Town Rd.
Stamford, CT 06903

 

How do I find out if games or any other events are postponed or cancelled?

Generally, we will have an updated message by 4:00 p.m. on this website or call your coach. You can find the link on the main page.

Why does Little League have geographic boundaries?

Little League regulates each local league to draw from a population of approximately 20,000 people. These boundaries are designed to prevent local leagues from "stacking" teams and from bringing in hand picked players from other areas. This provides the children from the local leagues area better chances to advance.  If you do not live within the Springdale/North Stamford boundaries, you most likely have to participate in another Little League program.  You can find out which program you must participate by contacting a board member.

Boundaries for Stamford North Little League are:


-North of the Merritt on the High Ridge side - all streets north of Wire Mill Rd. (not including Wire Mill Rd.) and to the east all streets north of Intervale Rd.
-On the Long Ridge side - everything north of the Merritt with the northern boundary being the New York state line.
 

If my child's uniform does not fit, who should I call?

Contact your coach, please let your coach know what size you need Youth (S,M,L,XL) or Adult (S,M,L,XL)